I was a big soda drinker a few years back. I sadly admit I was drinking at least one diet soda a day. Back then, I thought if it were calorie-free or sugar-free then it was fine. I now know better and if I’m going to have a carbonated drink it definitely won’t be diet. Between sugar and artificial sweeteners, sugar is the lessor of the two evils. But what was it that I actually missed? Was it the sugar, the unpronounceable chemicals, the taste? I realized it was none of those. I didn’t miss drinking Coke or ginger ale, I missed the fizz. I like fizzy drinks, surely there had to be something I could make that would be healthy. I drank a lot of lemon water, so I mixed soda water and lemon together, added a splash of stevia and Voila! I had my perfect soda.
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 4 drops stevia
- Juice the lemon into a large glass.
- Add a few drops of stevia. The liquid stevia works best as it dissolves instantly.
- Add the sparkling water.
- Serve over ice.